Iran lashes US on nu­clear deal

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IRAN has com­plained to the Joint Com­mis­sion of the Joint Com­pre­hen­sion Plan of Ac­tion (JCPOA) about sanc­tions the US im­posed on Iran in July, say­ing they breached Tehran’s nu­clear deal with ma­jor pow­ers, the coun­try’s speaker of par­lia­ment said yes­ter­day.

The JCPOA was cre­ated to over­see im­ple­men­ta­tion of the nu­clear deal clinched in 2015 be­tween Iran and six ma­jor pow­ers, in­clud­ing the US. The deal led to the lift­ing of most sanc­tions against Tehran in re­turn for curbs on its nu­clear pro­gramme.

But the US Trea­sury’s Of­fice of For­eign As­sets Con­trol im­posed sanc­tions on six Ira­nian firms late last month for their role in development of a bal­lis­tic mis­sile pro­gram, after Tehran launched a rocket ca­pa­ble of putting a satel­lite in or­bit.

The US Se­nate also voted on the same day to im­pose new sanc­tions on Iran, Rus­sia and North Korea.

The sanc­tions tar­get Iran’s mis­sile pro­grammes and hu­man rights abuses. Reuters

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